As a military wife, your life may often feel like a rollercoaster ride. You have to face unique challenges that civilian spouses don’t experience, which can create feelings of exhaustion and overwhelm. If you’re looking for a way to reclaim your life and navigate these tricky waters, military spouse life coaching might be the perfect solution.
The benefits of a life coach for military wives are so significant. I know because I’ve been where you are. I’ve been coached. And now, I coach other military wives to experience true joy and freedom during deployments and beyond.
Does surviving deployment feel unbearable–and thriving during deployment feel impossible? While you can’t change your circumstances, you can make small changes in your mindset to experience huge, lasting differences in how you feel as a military wife. Keep reading to learn more about what a coach does to help you experience the many benefits of life coaching for military wives.
What Does a Life Coach Do for You?
Being a military wife can bring its share of unique challenges, from managing mixed emotions while your loved one is deployed to feeling disconnected in your community. A military spouse life coach provides guidance, advice, and practical tips to help you navigate any difficulties you might be facing, as well as help you identify key areas of opportunity and growth you may have overlooked. From stress management and communication strategies to decision-making skills and personal development, a coach can give you the tools to thrive during deployment and beyond.
3 Benefits of Life Coaching for Military Wives
It’s not often someone can say, “I know what you’re going through,” and mean it. But I do. I’ve been a military spouse for 14 years (and counting). I know how much deployments can suck. I know how much you miss your husband when he’s gone. I know it’s hard to solo-parent and find time to care for yourself while taking care of your family. But I also know how to make the most of military wife life and thrive during deployments. And it’s exactly what I teach my clients when they work with me as their military spouse life coach.
First, We Uncover What’s Keeping You from Thriving as a Military Wife
The first thing I help my clients do is uncover what’s holding them back from thriving as a military wife. I don’t sugarcoat things–I know being a military spouse is challenging. But there is one main culprit that makes it way harder than it needs to be: your thoughts. Your thoughts impact everything–how you feel about your spouse, kids, deployments, your happiness, energy level, motivation–everything.
Then You Learn Strategies for Overcoming Military Wife Life Challenges
Once you uncover the thought patterns that keep you stuck, you can learn strategies to manage your mindset. Changing your thoughts will change your life. But, of course, that’s easier said than done.
I use the CTFAR coaching model to help you become aware of your thoughts and how they impact your feelings, so you can change your actions even when your circumstances don’t change. For example, you can’t change the fact that your husband is on deployment. But you can change how you feel when he’s away by changing your thoughts.
So You Can Implement Small Changes that Make a Significant Difference
The final benefit of a life coach is that you have someone to help you implement changes and stay accountable to your growth. Us military wives are strong, capable, resilient, and tough–we can handle everything life throws our way. Solo-parenting? No problem. Months without seeing our spouses? We got it. Getting “me time” when our husbands are deployed? We’ll survive without it.
While you can do it all, you don’t have to. Asking for help doesn’t mean you’re weak or incapable. It means you’re strong enough to say you don’t want to do it alone. Working with a resilience coach is the help you’ve been wanting but haven’t wanted to ask for.
Discover the Benefits of Military Spouse Life Coaching for YOU
So, is a life coach worth it? That’s for you to decide. In my opinion, yes! Life coaching has changed my life–I would not be who I am or where I am today without it. If you’re interested in military spouse life coaching but want to dip your toes in the water before diving in, here are some steps you can take:
1. Schedule a call to chat with me–I offer free mini-coaching calls to military wives! Even if you’re not sure you want to work together, I’d love to hop on a call and get to know each other. If, at the end of the call, we feel like it’s a good fit, we can discuss the next steps in working together long-term. Schedule your free coaching call here!
2. Listen to the Simply Resilient Podcast–I share tons of tips, advice, personal stories, and challenges for military wives in my podcast episodes. It’s a great place to learn more about me and my coaching style. Not sure where to start? Download my Podcast Roadmap below!
3. Follow me on social media–Let’s be internet friends! Connect with me on Instagram for a bit of humor, advice, and the behind-the-scenes of my life as a military wife!
4. Read the Simply Resilient Blog–If you enjoyed this blog post, dive into my military wife blog for more snippets of wisdom and ideas for making the most of life as a military wife. Head over to the blog!
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